A New Development Version of Wine Released

This release is pretty cool, and has a lot of bug fixes. Install it on your Ubuntu, or other Debian-based distro easily!

Step 1 : Open Terminal by Accessories -> Terminal or CTRL+ALT+T

Step 2 : Add the following PPA via Terminal to install the latest version of 1.7.11

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Step 3 : Then update the software repository by

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 : Now install the latest release of wineHQ v1.7.11 by

sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

Wine development release 1.7.11

“The Wine development release 1.7.11 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

Uniscribe support in the RichEdit control.
Support for condition variables and Slim Reader/Writer locks.
More D3D command stream preparation work.
Optional Start Menu in desktop mode.
Improved support for vertical fonts metrics.
Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.”

Here are the fixes:

Changes / Features in version 1.7.11 :

–> F1 button in WinAMP Milkdrop visualization shows garbage instead of the help info
–> Frets on fire doesn’t start(python issue) [dogfood]
–> Garmin MapSource doesn’t run anymore after upgrading to the latest version (6.14.1)
–> Bombzone won’t start
–> POI Loader 2.5.x and 2.7.x fail to run
–> Guitar Pro 5.2 demo file browser treeview has extraneous “:” item
–> WinWULFF (VB6 app) fails on startup, reporting “Run-time error ’10’: This array is fixed
or temporarily locked”
–> OLE error 800200009 on EasyWorship 2009 eval version startup
–> MSN Messenger Live 2009 (14.0) installer crashes on startup
–> Graphical glitches in Big Fish Games client
–> Spotify Crashes On Log In
–> EasyHook 2.6 ‘ProcessMonitor.exe’ example (.NET 2.0 app) crashes shortly after launch
–> ScriptTextOut passes wrong widths to ExtTextOutW
–> iexplore http://www.coupons.com/ shows blank page
–> Multiple applications need KERNEL32.dll.InitializeConditionVariable implementation
(Adobe Lightroom 4.x and 5.x, Sibelius 7, 64-bit Dolphin Emulator)
–> Adobe Lightroom 4 fails to start: Unimplemented function
–> June 2010 directx sdk installer: fails with builtin mono
–> Garmin ANT Agent 2.3.3 doesn’t recognize ‘ANT’ USB stick, crashes on unimplemented
function cfgmgr32.dll.CM_Get_Device_ID_ExA
–> GetResolvedNeutrals always returns input
–> iexplore http://imgur.com doesn’t open
–> Installation of Garmin Training Center 3.6.5 fails
–> GetLongPathName does not properly resolve the relative string ‘.’
–> Garmin WebUpdater says “You must be a local administrator to run this application”
–> Pinging returns success, when it should return failure.
–> POI Loader 2.5.x and 2.7.x refuse to install, claiming “No administrator privileges for
–> Regedit doesn’t import .reg files formatted like the example in the FAQ
–> When leaving full screen mode IrfanView creates an on-top unusable excess screen-wide
–> Application DesignSpark Crashes when adding components to schematic
–> SolForge needs msvcp110.dll.?_Init@locale@std@@CAPAV_Locimp@12@_N@Z
–> Foxit Reader 6.xx crashes on opening Help->About
–> Incorrect SourceDir used for product update.
–> Shattered Horizon needs msvcr90.dll.?_is_exception_typeof@@YAHABVtype_info@@PAU_EXCEPTION_
–> RSA SecurID token v411 crashes on startup
–> Depth Hunter crashes when changing video options
–> Secret Files 2: hardware mouse pointer corrupted
–> Ivona Voices needs MSVCP110.dll.?setw@std@@YA?AU?$_Smanip@_J@1@_J@Z
–> Teleglitch: Die More Edition needs msvcr110.dll._libm_sse2_sqrt_precise
–> Ys 1 crashes on startup
–> Multiple Realarcade installers fail on startup, complaining with COM/LUA scripting errors
(need support for IFolder::get_Files)
–> build fail on FreeBSD
–> Multiple Realarcade installers fail on startup, complaining with COM/LUA scripting errors
(need support for file collection ‘_NewEnum’ property)
–> sscanf clears first unmatched string arg
–> PSO2 Tweaker needs Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class ‘Name’ property
–> Multiple applications fail to install (IE7, MS .NET Framework 4.0)
–> Warhammer 40K Dawn of War and Winter Assault: not working on 1.7.10
–> League of Legends launcher crashes on start

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